What a decent day yesterday.. went to the drum shop with a buddy, bought some new gear. found a mesa boogie F 100 for 500 cdn. decided why the hell not.. I admit, I only really know a little bit about this line of amp, but I did figure for 500 whats the worst that could happen? Lets start with the drive. on low volumes. IT IS HORRIBLE - sounds like you are trying to play through a blanket. But.. bring that master up, and it all of a sudden just decides to wake up, and man it has a mean voice. So attenuator it is for home playing, but I highly doubt I will use this amp outside of one simple application... and that is. THE CLEAN SOUND. its amazing.. it WONT break up until you get to blistering levels. It works and feels like a black face fender, and it takes pedals equally as well. I am using this amp as my main looper rig now, because the clean is just so powerful and clear. the Mark V is now my lead tone amp, and I couldnt be happier. I felt like using the mark V for the looper rig was selling that amp short because it has so much more to offer... now I get to flex its muscles in the right places. Thank you F100 for taking over the looper side of life what else is there to mention... oh yeah... this is like the mesa that wasnt a mesa.. its really quite neat. the Clean tone is all Black face fender, kinda mid scooped and sparkly, and the drive. its pure marshall when you get the amp cranked up.. not that highly focused mid range tone youd expect from a boogie. so yeah,. whatever I guess. here is another amp. I like it. its loud its proud, I wouldnt spend 1000 on it though. 500 was a nice little pocket that just seemed to fit for me.